Published by Ugly Duckling Presse
In the last decade, a range of contemporary conversations (political, aesthetic, and technological) have dramatically shifted the form and function of poetry. Crude Love is an intimate essay collection responding to recent changes in experimental and post-conceptual writing, with contributions from fifteen New York poets: Mónica de la Torre, Andrew Durbin, Rob Fitterman, Kristen Gallagher, Diana Hamilton, Josef Kaplan, Shiv Kotecha, Sophia Le Fraga, Trisha Low, Holly Melgard, Kim Rosenfield, Danny Snelson, Chris Sylvester, Joey Yearous-Algozin, and Steven Zultanski.
By keeping it local, Crude Love avoids broad generalizations about the state of the art, and instead focuses on the innards of a regional poetic discourse in order to highlight a specific poetic conversation in flux. Post-conceptual poetry is messy, ugly, personal, political, violent, and sometimes confounding, and so is this book.